Trekking poles adjusted to the right length and correctly held provide a real benefit to your hike. On the other hand, when used incorrectly, your poles can throw you off balance or require more effort. In addition, it’s not recommended to use only one stick because it can modify your natural posture.
Walking with poles should be natural and, above all, shouldn’t require any extra effort. There’s no need to train for hours, just grab your poles and move them naturally following the dynamics of your stride. As you step forward with your left foot, the opposite arm also moves forward following its natural walking movement. On flat, or slightly uneven terrain, it’s not necessary to plant your pole in the ground, just tap it enough to create a rebound.